Diablo Magazine Awarded Best Special Theme Issue at the 2016 Maggie Awards

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Diablo magazine takes home top honors in the Best Special Theme Issue category at the WPA Maggie Awards.

This honor speaks to Diablo’s commitment to great editorial and themes that readers and critics find relevant and interesting. - Barney Fonzi, President, Diablo Publications

Diablo magazine was recognized with an award for Best Special Theme Issue at the Western Publishing Association’s (WPA) Maggie Awards in Los Angeles. The Maggie Awards is one of the most prestigious events in the West that recognizes excellence in publishing. "The 65th Annual Western Publishing Association Maggie Awards once again lived up to its billing as we celebrated the amazing and diverse achievements within our industry," says Norb Garrett, president of the WPA. "I always leave this evening more inspired to push boundaries and take creative chances. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!"

This is the second consecutive year Diablo’s annual Food Issue has taken home top honors in the Special Theme Issue category. The Diablo Food Issue spotlights the favorite restaurants of East Bay residents and Diablo editors. The issue also features an in-depth interview with renowned chef Thomas Keller.

Barney Fonzi, President of Diablo Publications was present at the event to accept the award. “It’s incredible to be recognized at the Maggie Awards for two consecutive years,” notes Fonzi. “This honor speaks to Diablo’s commitment to great editorial and themes that readers and critics find relevant and interesting.”

For Diablo Publications’ award history, visit: diablomag.com/About-Us/Diablo-Publications-Awards-History.

For 65 years, the Western Publishing Association’s annual Maggie Awards has bestowed awards of excellence upon deserving individuals and companies whose work is deemed “The Best in the West.” Every year, publishing professionals gather to honor excellence in print and electronic publishing in over 100 categories.

About Diablo Magazine

Covering topics ranging from travel, culture, and personalities to entertainment, recreation, and food, Diablo magazine is written specifically for the San Francisco East Bay market—from Central Contra Costa, into the Oakland and Berkeley hills, and throughout the Tri-Valley. With locally driven editorial content, beautiful photography, and resource listings, Diablo is a unique celebration of the San Francisco East Bay. Published since 1979, Diablo has been recognized for its editorial and design with numerous awards, including previous Maggie Awards for Best Overall Publication and Best Regional and State Magazine in the consumer category.
About Diablo Publications

For 35 years, Diablo Publications has been creating award-winning publications, including Diablo magazine, Napa Sonoma magazine, Diablo Weddings, the Diablo City Book Series, Diablo Arts, Concierge East Bay and the Tri-Valley California Visitors Guide. Covering travel, theater, lifestyle, and home design, Diablo Publications celebrates the people, places, and pleasures of the East Bay and North Bay. Diablo Publications’ custom content division, Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP), provides complete print and online marketing communications and customer publishing services for corporate clients nationwide. For more information, visit diablopubs.com. Diablo Publications is an employee-owned company.

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